When I was 13 years old, I had already decided to study Environmental Protection at Wageningen University. Shortly after graduating I had the opportunity to set up an in-situ soil remediation company together with a partner. At the start in 1988 we were the first company to carry out in-situ soil remediation work. A dynamic time followed. This period led to the company developing into HMVT in the 1990s. In 1988 I started as a project leader and now work as Environmental Engineering Expert. For the last two years, I have also been an active member of the Works Council. In my role as Environmental Engineering Expert, my focus is currently on vapour processing. I can use all of my knowledge and experience in this, and always look for creative and suitable solutions. Despite my experience of more than 30 years, I still regularly come across unexpected situations or new challenges. It’s what makes my work and our field so interesting. We always happily meet these new challenges, and that’s what makes HMVT such a pioneering company!